When gutters don’t work as intended, they mess with a lot of things outside your home. You risk foundation damage, and plant beds get ruined. The function of gutters can be compromised by clogs – debris like leaves and twigs, as well as organic matter from birds and small animals get into the gutters. Unprotected gutters are open channels that allow all these things to easily enter them.
May 12, 2015
May 9, 2015
If you protect your gutters from clogs, they will also protect your home. Doing so needs regular cleaning and maintenance, which will require your time and effort. This can be tedious especially during the fall season and your house is surrounded by a lot of foliage. You may also need to do it twice a week or even daily. What if you simply don’t have the time? For that, your best option is to install reliable gutter protection. Gutter guards are devices that cover your roof gutters, filtering out debris such as leaves, twigs and animal matter while letting rainwater through. These devices will eliminate the need for frequent cleaning by a significant margin, if not eliminate it entirely.
May 7, 2015
Cleaning your gutters can be tedious work more often than not. Depending on the level of foliage surrounding your home, you might need to clear your gutters every day or at least twice a week during the fall or summer. If not, they could fill up with leaves, twigs, animal waste and other kinds of debris. Your gutters will be clogged and won’t be able to direct rainwater to where you want it to go; it will overflow and pool around the foundation of your house or, depending on the design of your house, may even leak inside. Don’t forget that you’ll have to clean the roof as well because any debris on your roof will be washed off by the next rain shower and clog your gutters all over again.
May 5, 2015
According to home experts, homeowners should clean out their gutters twice a year (during spring and fall) if they want their gutters to dispose rainwater efficiently. If cleaning out your gutters yourself isn’t an option, experts advise that you install a gutter leaf guard system to keep debris from accumulating in your gutters. Gutter guards are often touted as a way to prevent gutters from clogging due to debris accumulation, and that is exactly how many people perceive these systems to be. What many people do not realize, however, is that sturdy gutter covers like GutterDome can protect more than just your gutters.
May 4, 2015
If you have gutters installed in your house, you most likely already know their importance. Of course, you also have to do maintenance to ensure they perform their job. Perhaps the most tedious of tasks in maintaining gutters is cleaning off debris. This is especially true if you have a good deal of foliage surrounding your house. Leaves and twigs frequently fall on roofs; sometimes even branches, for areas with strong winds. Birds and small mammals also love to reside on those trees, dropping food leftovers and other organic matter on the roof.
Gutter problems might prove catastrophic to your home. From time to time, gutters get clogged up. To resolve, you can either clean them regularly or get a professional to install a gutter protection system. When evaluating thes two choices, installing a gutter protection system is the more ideal. Here’s a look at some common problems that can be solved by installing a gutter guard: